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Sunday Drive Roundup October 26, 2014

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Well it is one day past Sunday but I am determined to make a trip around the blogosphere and see what interesting things that talented bloggers are blogging about. As I travel on today, I am finding some insightful and practical sites which provided helpful tips and encouragement in the art of blogging, nature photography, poetry, and encouragement.

The Art of Blogging:

Some great blogging tips and ideas from Hugh’s News and Views:

http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2014/10/23/an-insiders-guide-to-planet-blog/

Apparently there was such a great response to this very helpful blogging tip article that Hugh’s News and Views posted a second installment:

http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2014/10/27/more-blogging-tips-from-the-insider-on-planet-blog/

Nature Photography and Poetry:

I also found some wonderful photography illustrated with beautiful poetry by Leaf and Twig:

http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/color-is-the-light/

And more beautiful poems posted Forgotten Meadows:

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/lullaby-2/

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/chasing-clouds/

Inspirational Poetry and Encouragement:

Here is a deep, heart-touching poem by Christian Blessings:

http://ptl2010.com/2014/10/27/he-lifts-us-up-can-these-bones-live-have-you-ever-felt-so-broken/

And here is some inspirational encouragement that is sure to boost your spirits today posted by ANGELMD45:

http://angelmd45.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/you-are-a-materpiece/

I hope you find something in this post that encourages and lifts you up today.

 

Sunday Drive Round Up October 5, 2014

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I haven’t worked on a Sunday Drive Round Up article so I thought it was past time that I did so. There are many interesting blogs out there and I am trying to carve out some time here to read more of them. I find it very interesting how you can find blogs on almost any subject that interests you.  So, I began my little Sunday drive by looking at articles related to the subject of writing. Since I am a writer, I often look to other writers and their inspirational and helpful articles:

Writing:

From New3Creation Writing:

http://new3creationservices.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/a-real-look-at-the-writer-within/

I am always encouraged by poets and inspirational writers and as I continued on my quest along the blogosphere I then came upon these inspirational and uplifting pieces:

Poetry:

From My Spiritual Breakfast:

http://myspiritualbreakfast.com/2014/10/06/the-bend-in-the-road/

From ForgottenMeadows:

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/without-words-2/

From Source of Inspiration:

http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/4-x4-keys-of-living/

I also enjoy and am inspired by the work of artists and so I came across this beautiful blog:

Drawing and Photography:

From Maria Brinkley:

http://mariabrinkley.com/2014/10/05/self-portrait-drawing-springtime/

And there you have it, my latest and very belated Sunday Drive Roundup. I hope you find something here that is also an inspiration and an encouragement to you.

Guest Blogger: Angie

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Some time ago, a fellow writer and blogger featured me as a guest on her blog. She featured me on her “Writing on the Sly” blog and here is the link for those who would like to see my guest spot:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014/07/friday-guest-post.html

Angie is one of those wonderful friends in my life who is so loving and encouraging. She is an inspiration to me and to many others. And for being a full time mother with a large family, I just am baffled at how she finds the time to keep writing but she does. Oh and did I say blogs? Oh, yes, I did because she has several blogs. Like me I think she has the idea that a blog needs to have a purpose or theme and that the blog needs to remain true to that purpose. In my own blog writing, I have seen that straying from my main theme seems to throw the readers off. I am trying to be very careful of this. As I continue on my own writing journey, I am also trying to take time to learn from you the reader. What is important to you when you take special time to read my blog? I do hope you are finding something worthwhile and valuable on my page. In the meantime, I will keep on practicing and improving my writings so that my work is worthy enough to be read by others.  Another common thread that Angie and I share is that we both like to write children’s stories and have hopes of publishing them. I think she is further along than I am in that venture.

To begin with, I really like her “Writing on the Sly” blog in which she writes about her own writing journey. She has a number of interesting articles there about her own writing process.  And it is encouraging to me to follow her unique writing journey:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

Angie is also writing the blog, “A Window into Grief” in which she shares her family’s journey of grief after losing a son. It is a very deep and touching blog which others who have also suffered loss can relate to. I did not have the opportunity to be a mom and so I have not experienced the loss of a child. I can’t fully understand the deepness of her grief but she shares about it in her own beautiful words as she and her family continue through this grieving journey one day at time:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

 

Finally, Angie also started a “Grieving with Hope” message board shortly after the death of her son for others who are grieving to have a place to go and to be able share:

http://www.grievingwithhope.org/

 

I hope you find Angie’s beautiful writings to be an inspiration and encouraging today.